“If you took one-tenth the energy you put into complaining and applied it to solving the problem, you’d be surprised by how well things can work out… Complaining does not work as a strategy. We all have finite time and energy. Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals. And it won’t make us happier.”
― Randy Pausch
Who is Little Billy? He’s a supercharged kid with a learning disorder. He comes to life through the animation of Chance Raspberry a Simpson’s Cartoon animator.
If you have ADHD or any other learning disorder this cartoon is designed to help those identify and see their challenges in a new light, a not so serious light that may offer some support and understanding for those who don’t know much about learning barriers.
Meet ‘Little Billy’ and see the story unfold.
You can find out more at, Little Billy’s website. So, if there’s a Little Billy that you know that is charged with a little bit more energy than everyone else, or chases after the next sparkling thing let them meet him.
Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway.”
Dr. Robert Anthony
What kind of energy are you walking around with? Is it energy that is positive, motivating, inspiring, creative and passion filled? If your energy is positive then you are living with what is known as anabolic energy, the kind of energy that gives you the desire to put in 100% to the work you are doing. The other kind of energy is catabolic. It is destructive and can rob you of the desire to do what your heart is telling you to do.
So, what is anabolic and catabolic energy and why does it matter. First of all it matters because when our lives are filled with catabolic energy, negative energy, we falter, we sputter, we at times fall victim to our thoughts and mutter words that are destructive to self and others. When someone is complacent, apathetic, whining, worrying, anxiety filled, and living as a victim that is an energy robbing state. You probably know people who just drain the energy right out of you. What would you feel like if you could identify and live in a more positively energetic day? What would it mean to you to have a lot less catabolic energy in your life?
Think about it – it would mean greater success, significance, confidence, passion, commitment, creativity, joy, peace, and happiness in your life and who wouldn’t want more of that?
Next time – anabolic energy, and how that can impact you.
How often are you encouraged?
In your work or even in your relationship with others when was the last time you heard a word of encouragement?
In your work or even in your relationship with others when was the last time you heard word of a critical nature?
What happens more often, words that are critical or words that are encouraging?
Encouragement is a moment of inspiration given to another that is both genuine and authentic.
What does encouragement say to you?
You are important
You have talent, capabilities and strengths
You have gifts
You have value, in self and in ideas
Encouragement is a source of hope.
For every criticism you receive you should get five words of encouragement.
So, what does encouragement do? Do you feel more secure when you are encouraged? Do you feel more confident when you are encouraged? Do you feel like you can take a risk when you are encouraged?
Today do something new – something that makes you feel alive – something that strengthens the core of who you are – something that will generate internal energy – what can you do, when will you start?
“No one can give a definition of the soul. But we know what it feels like. The soul is the sense of something higher than ourselves, something that stirs in us thoughts, hopes, and aspirations which go out to the world of goodness, truth and beauty. The soul is a burning desire to breathe in this world of light and never to lose it – to remain children of light.”
Albert Schweitzer from Reverence of Life
“If you want the trees to grow it won’t help to water the leaves.” Thich Nhat Hanh
If you want your soul to grow what must you do?
For trees you must water the roots. For people we must nourish the soul. What nourishes your soul?
Sometimes and perhaps often we know what we need to do but for some reason or another can’t seem to do what it is that we need to do. For some reason there is no motivation to engage with life and it may take an external source of energy to begin to set things into motion.
What can you do to nourish your soul?
The time to start is now. This very moment is the only time that you have control of.
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